Press Releases

DPW Announces Restart of Graffiti Removal Services

Today, the Department of Public Works (DPW) announced a modified restart of Graffiti Removal Services. Going forward, graffiti will only be removed from public property and public assets, such as light poles, statues, etc. DPW will no longer provide removal services for private property and will instead refer inquiries to local service providers.

DPW Announces Jason W. Mitchell Begins as Acting Director

The  Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announces that Jason W. Mitchell has officially assumed the Department's Acting Director position. Mayor Brandon M. Scott appointed Mitchell to the role in March. He most recently served as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Oakland. Mitchell comes to Baltimore with a long history of public service and a reputation for being a transformational leader.

Mayor Scott, DPW Launch New Community Cleanup Pilot in Partnership with CHM

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) have announced a community cleanup pilot program in partnership with the Coldstream Homestead Montebello (CHM) Community Corporation. The pilot program will enhance DPW cleaning services by hiring residents of this community to clean up their neighborhood. 

Boating Season Begins at Two Reservoirs: Liberty and Pretty Boy to Open at Sunrise on April 1

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to announce the official beginning of boating season at Liberty and Prettyboy Reservoirs on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Boat docks at each reservoir will open at sunrise. At Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs, boating season normally runs through December 31. At Loch Raven Reservoir, boating season will begin on April 2, 2021, and normally runs through the last Sunday in November, with a limited schedule after Labor Day. 

Spring into Action for Mayor Scott’s Cleanup! Clean Where You Live on Saturday, April 24

Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark encourage residents to participate in Mayor Scott’s Spring Cleanup: Clean Where You Live on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, residents are urged to participate in the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup by putting on a mask and picking up a broom to clean up loose litter around their properties, alleyways, and curbsides.

City Holiday: Good Friday, April 2, 2021 Trash, Recycling Make-Up Day: Saturday, April

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark reminds residents that Good Friday, April 2, 2021, is a City holiday.  DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSEDThere will be no trash or recycling collections on Good Friday. Trash and recycling collections, normally scheduled for Friday, April 2, will be collected on the make-up day, Saturday, April 3.

Mayor Scott, DPW Launch New Baltimore City Residential Sewage Onsite Support Cleanup Program

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) are announcing the launch of a new Sewage Onsite Support (SOS) Cleanup Program. This 12-month pilot program provides professional cleaning, disinfection, and disposal services from a third-party vendor at no cost to Baltimore City residents impacted by capacity-related sewage backup damage caused by a heavy wet weather (rain/snowmelt) event.

DPW Announces Make-Up Schedules for This Week’s    Trash and Recycling Cancellations

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced today the make-up days for trash and recycling collections cancelled on Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19 due to this week’s inclement weather.

  • Thursday, February 18 trash and recycling collections will be picked up on Monday, February 22.
  • Trash and recycling scheduled for today, Friday, February 19, will be collected Friday, February 26 along with the regularly scheduled trash and recycling collections.

DPW Cancels Friday’s Trash, Recycling Collections Department Will Announce Make-Up Days Tomorrow

Trash and recycling collections will be cancelled on Friday, February 19, due to icy alleys and roadways, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark has announced.“The City’s alleyways remain quite slick and any melting will likely refreeze overnight. These conditions make collection of trash and recyclables dangerously difficult  for sanitation workers,” said Acting Director Garbark.

DPW Cancels Thursday’s Trash, Recycling Collections Make-Up Day: Saturday, February 20

With snow in the forecast, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark has announced the cancellation of trash and recycling collections for Thursday, February 18. The make-up day for the Thursday collection cancellation is Saturday, February 20.

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